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Functional plasticity at dendritic synapses

Zachary F. Mainen and Larry F. Abbott

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Most synapses are made onto dendrites, and most excitatory connections are made onto dendritic spines. Synaptic plasticity is thus an intrinsically dendritic phenomenon, but the functional ... More


Plasticity of Overall Intellectual Functioningevidence from standardized tests

Joan Stiles, Judy S. Reilly, Susan C. Levine, Doris A. Trauner, and Ruth Nass

in Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development: Insights from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389944
eISBN:
9780190255718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389944.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews research on the plasticity of intellectual functioning in children with perinatal lesions (PL). It addresses five questions: (1) Is the plasticity of the young brain sufficient ... More


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